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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L leak VIN: JHMCG56481
have replaced the left side axle seal and the thing keeps leaking. the leak is not immediate, coz i brake cleaned the area, test drove it and did not notice any leak. customer took the vehicle, then after 4 days brought the vehicle back and there it was - leak...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L steering VIN: 1HGEM21971
After installing new struts, mounts and bearing plates performing alignment the vehicles pulls left after making a hard left turn such as a u turn, turn turn to the right hard and the problem goes away until vehicle turns hard left again then pulls left. car d...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM71643
good afternoon techs, this Honda was brought to us from another shop with this cam code. the other shop replaced the cam A sensor and code came back. When we got it I took the control solenoid out and made sure it was clean and I ran the solenoid with 12 vol... Trouble codes: P0341
2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L 2nd to third shift VIN: 2HKYF185X4
We have this Honda 5 speed automatic in with the "D" light flashing and a Tranny code P0778(23-020)= A/T Clutch press control solenoid valve B circuit. Trans is in limp-home mode. Customer stated it was jerking upon acceleration. I followed the flow chart for ...
2006 Isuzu N NPR-HD 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JALC4B1687
Intermittently starts to smoke white, stumbles, clears up, fuel okay, valves adjusted, no EGR codes, just P0304, no MIL light. Isuzu maintenance manual states a defective injector, or partially siezed cylinder contributes to the P0304. Can not perform a cylind... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 cylinder misfire)
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering Rack VIN: JT8UF11E6M
Customer brought vehicle to me with a leaking rack. I installed reman rack and utilized the original EVO. All seemed good after install and he drove away. It's been about 2 month's and now the rack seems to be grabby when you turn to almost full lt or rt when ...
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hydraulic Brake Booster Unit VIN: JT8BD69503
Came in with vsc and vsc off lamps illuminated. Checked codes and found c0246 open/short hydraulic brake booster solenoid circuit srr circuit. Testing indicated all solenoids at or above upper limit of specified range for conductivity. Has anyone seen this pro...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L 4th gear VIN: JN8AR05Y7T
Good evening Nissan techs everywhere.I am having a problem with the transmission on this old nissan.90% of the time it works fine but sometimes after an extended run the transmission o/d light will flash and it will no longer shift into 4th gear.This problem h...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1DA31D02
Hi! Everyone! I got this problem car here at my shop. This Maxima was towed to the shop with no throttle response. It will not rev high and engine rpm goes up and down with WOT. Checked signal at Accel position sensor and signal at Throttle assembly. they do n...
2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Power Doorlocks, Windows And Seats VIN: 1N4AL11D25
Thankyou for your time..veh came in with no power windows. Door locks or seats. Found bcm melted down(very hot and stinky). So we replaced and had sec sys re configurated. Sent it out. A week later cust came back saying they same problem at times. Scanned bcm ...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
Vehicle was brought to me with emission failure with there 2 codes listed, light has been on for over a year. I have narrowed down the PO 401 to the VSV vlave (common failure) And as far as the PO 441 I tested the VSV purge flow valve and that is fine, I have ... Trouble codes: P00, 401 (EGR low flow detected), P00, 441 (EVAP incorrect purge flow)
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Valve Train VIN: JTDDY32TXY
Thanks in advance for your help on this one, I really appreciate it. I got this car after my customer decided to rebuild the engine himself to save money. He took the block to one machine shop for a full rebuild and the had to another machine shop for a comple...
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: JTEBU14R94
Toyota techs...this veh came in with a cracked t-case housing at the fill plug. We replaced the back housing and tested shift forks on the bench all ok, all back together and the 4x4 and diff lock lights flash in 2h, but in 4h 4x4 light stays green with no fla...

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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21552
Thanks for all your help! The problem was most likeley a damaged computer. The customer declined any and all repairs. He actually attempted to drive the car back to Vermont, Im not sure if he made it or not. (my guess is not)Thanks again.
2004 Isuzu NPR 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KLB4B1U04
Appreciate the help. Disconnected the "new" MAF sensor, trims leveled off. Replaced Maf with OEM one, retested; good to go, thanks. Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Sensor performance), P0172 (bank one indicates rich), P0175 (bank two indicates rich).
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E3P
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L Adj headlamps VIN: JTHBA30G84
Wow- Thanks everyone. This was the info I needed. Francis , Anthony and William all right. The hight sensor at R/R control arm was seazed. 'Extra' thanks to Francis for a diag schedual. I was looking around the headlamp. And Always a twist! This problem has no...
2006 Lexus SC430 4.3L Hesitation VIN: JTHFN48445
we have installed a new air mass sensor and we have a happy customer , we wish to thank IATN members for all the help , joe
2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L auto door opener VIN: 2T2BK1BA5A
I want to thank everyone for their replies. Unfortunately the customer couldn't wait and took the car. The car was sent to the dealer and they fixed it but wouldn't tell us what they did. I guess it is a highly guarded secret. I tried all sugested fixes except...
1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA7FL24W3N
REPLACE ECM AND EVERYTHING IS FINE NOW. EGR SOLENOID AND EVAP SOLENOID NOW GROUND WHILE DRIVING. thanks for all the help and repleys. customer is happy with repairs Trouble codes: 43 (Egr system).
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: JA4MW31RX1
The biggest challenge on this one was bad information. Wiring diagrams and component locations were wrong and no good description of operation. We had already tested the Solenoids, both ohmed out identical, 38 ohms cold and 41 hot and functioned well. The TCU...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
Checked everything I could including bank 2 solenoid. Screen was clean and resistance was in spec's. Replaced solenoid and both problems went away. No MIL and idles smooth. Don't know how to figure out when these solenoids are bad except to just replace them. ... Trouble codes: P0021 (ivt control b2).
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VM52L74
I called Suzuki and there is a pcm flash for false p0133 and p0153 codes. They performed the update and the vehicle was returned to the customer after a 30 mile test drive. Thanks again for the help, Steve Trouble codes: P0133 (No o2 switching bank 1 upstream), P0153 (No o2 switching bank 2 upstream).
2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Brakes VIN: 2T1BUHEEXA
Thanks for all the replies. The problem has not yet been identified, but my student is going to see the dealer as the car is under warranty. Once it is a confirmed fix, I will update this summary to a FIX. Thanks again to all who took the time to read the pos...
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